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JGowans

An Alternative to the Bible

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I'm sure it strikes many as odd that there's a great deal of the world's population that aspires to lead their life according to the contents of a 2,500 year old collection of short stories.

 

I'm just wondering though what the world would look like if these same people led their lives according to another book. What about The Acid House by Irving Welsh or Stupid White Men by Michael Moore?

 

Any suggestions?

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a great alternative, and very probably closer to the true roots of real Christianity, would be The Gnostic Gospels. They're filled with mysticism, acid trip-like visions, rituals, and a sense of freedom that are noticeably lacking in the 'approved' version.

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I don't think I'd be a very happy camper if I was trippin and saw the horsemen of the apocalypse bearing down upon me, angels holding back the four winds of destruction, or hordes of people being executed in the battle of Armageddon.

 

I prefer the gnostic feeling of celebratory ritual mixed with the paganistic mysticism it evolved from....a true celebration of life.

 

In my opinion, the literalists who standardized the gospels and burnt the gnostics (and their texts) are just a bit oppressive.

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How about intelligence and reason?

 

they don't have a cool little graemlin though fruit.gif

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Romans 1.

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

 

25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.

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